Projected growth in Utah is set to soon impact cities, zoning, transportation and more. How are schools affected? On KVNU’s For the People program on Tuesday, Cache County School District (CCSD) Deputy Superintendent Mike Leichty was asked how many students are graduating in the district this year.
“This year, between our four high schools and our alternative high school, Cache High, we have 1261 seniors. And of that, our graduation rate is 95-96 percent,” said Leichty.
And he said looking just four years down the road with the 9th grade class in every one of the high schools is about 100 students higher than the current graduating class – totaling about 450 students. Leichty said while most of the kids leave for summer vacation, the district is prepping for the next year.
“Administrators in our schools, they’re there for at least another month after the students go home. They’re prepping there and they’ll start a month before the students come back. So, they maybe have three or four weeks during the summer they can have a little off-time. The district office just keeps going year-round.”
Leichty said they continue working with those students who didn’t quite graduate or were really close to it but came up a little short. Their Adult Education program is there to assist the 4 to 5 percent towards graduation.
AUDIO: CCSD deputy Superintendent Mike Leichty on For the People